Outstanding Advisor Award named for Litton

May 01, 2018

Outstanding Advisor Award named for Litton


  • Jo Ann Litton, first row, has served as an advisor to several student organizations including Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.
    Photo Credit: Office of Student Life


Posted on May 01, 2018

The Office of Student Life celebrated outstanding student programming, organizations and support April 20 at its annual recognition awards reception. 

During the event, Jo Ann Litton, senior academic advisor for CLAS Academic Advising, was surprised when it was announced that the Outstanding Advisor Award would be named in her honor. Litton has served as an advisor to several student organizations and will retire in June after 35 years of service.

Bob Stoll, associate dean for Student Life, said Litton is a professional role model who students learn from and aspire to be. She has served as the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority advisor for many years, as well as many pre-professional organizations including the Pre-Med Club. 

"Jo Ann provides just the right mix of challenge and support to students in leadership positions," Stoll said. "She cares deeply about each student and is often sought out for advice and support as students work through organizational and personal challenges." 

Eighteen awards were presented and are listed below. 


• Best New Organization Award - Bringing Together the World

• Art Hills Spirit - Royal Dancers

• Most Improved Organization - Basketball Club

• Sheila Williams Outstanding Organization Award - Pre-Med Club


• Care for Community Award - Dance Troupe

• Outstanding Educational Program - RICE Conference, Asian Student Union

• Outstanding Cultural Program - Women's Day Conference, You Beautiful Black Woman

• Program of the Year - "What Were You Wearing?", It's On Us

• Collaboration - Gay Gardens


• Outstanding President Award - Vanessa Sanchez, Latino Student Union

• JoAnn Litton Outstanding Advisor Award - Adrienne Wallace, PRSSA 

• Outstanding Vice President - Adam Pierson, Swing Club; Amber Gerrits, Alternative Breaks; Sabrina Antcliff, Grand PR

• Emerging Leader - Kenzie Maurice, Delta Zeta 

• Outstanding Community Ally - Vanessa Cervantes, Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities

• Outstanding Department - Biology Department

• Outstanding Faculty Member - Sarah Tate, history

• Outstanding Financial Officer - Ashley DeWitt, Pre-Veterinary Club

• Outstanding General Member - Riley Stheiner, Sigma Sigma Sigma; Jakob Julien, Swim Club


For More Information Contact: Leah Twilley in University Communications - 616-331-2221

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